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Anti-aging Research > L-Lysine
News & Research:
may help schizophrenia sufferers cope - Science Daily, 4/17/11 -
"patients who received L-lysine alongside their
normal medication found some reduction in the severity of their symptoms"
Research identifies the herbal supplements that are effective in treating
anxiety - Science Daily, 10/6/10 - "A systematic
review of research into the use of nutritional supplements for the treatment
of anxiety disorders has found strong evidence for the use of extracts of
passionflower or kava and combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine ... We
found mixed results -- while passionflower or kava and L-lysine and
L-arginine appeared to be effective, St John's Wort and magnesium
supplements were not"
Hair Loss and Thyroid Disease - About.com, 6/10/99 -
"In a recent study, Dr Hugh Rushton, a professor at Portsmouth University,
also found that 90 percent of women with thinning hair were deficient in
iron and the amino acid lysine. Lysine is the most difficult amino acid to
get enough of via diet. Lysine helps transport iron, which is the most
important element in the body and essential for many metabolic processes.
When lysine and iron levels are low, the body probably switches some hair
follicles off to increase levels elsewhere"
l-Lysine Suppresses Autophagic Proteolysis and Stimulates Akt/mTOR Signaling in
the Skeletal Muscle of Rats Fed a Low-Protein Diet - J Agric Food Chem. 2015
Sep 14 - "continuous feeding of a Lys-rich 10% casein
diet for 15 days increased the masses of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles.
Taken together, supplementation of Lys to a low-protein diet suppresses
autophagic proteolysis through the Akt/mTOR signaling pathway, and continuous
feeding of a Lys-rich diet may increase skeletal muscle mass" - See
L-lysine at Amazon.com.
Nutritional and herbal supplements for anxiety and anxiety-related
disorders: systematic review - Nutr J. 2010 Oct 7;9(1):42 -
"based on this systematic review, strong evidence
exists for the use of herbal supplements containing extracts of
passionflower or kava and combinations of L-lysine and L-arginine as
treatments for anxiety symptoms and disorders. Magnesium-containing
supplements and other herbal combinations may hold promise, but more
research is needed before these products can be recommended to patients. St.
John's wort monotherapy has insufficient evidence for use as an effective
Oral treatment with L-lysine and L-arginine reduces anxiety and basal
cortisol levels in healthy humans - Biomed Res. 2007 Apr;28(2):85-90 -
"the treatment with L-lysine and L-arginine
decreased the basal levels of salivary cortisol and chromogranin-A (a
salivary marker of the sympatho-adrenal system) in male subjects"
Biomarkers of arginine and lysine excess - J Nutr. 2007
Jun;137(6):1662S-8S - "Arginine supplementation is
used in several disease states. In arginine-deficient states,
supplementation is a logical choice of therapy. However, the definition of
an arginine-deficient state is complex. For example, plasma arginine levels
could be within normal range but intracellular arginine levels could be
reduced because of membrane transport problems. Lysine competes with
arginine for transport into the cell. In these situations, arginine
supplementation of higher than required levels is proposed. Arginine has
several important functions in metabolism as it is a precursor of
metabolically active components such as nitric oxide (NO), ornithine,
creatine, and polyamines"
Nutritional factors and hair loss - Clinical & Experimental Dermatology,
7/02 - "serum
concentrations were a factor in female hair loss ... The role of the
essential amino acid, l-lysine in hair loss also
appears to be important. Double-blind data confirmed the findings of an open
study in women with increased hair shedding, where a significant proportion
responded to l-lysine and iron therapy"
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